At this hour much of the state remains under an Ice Storm Warning with northern and eastern Iowa under a Winter Weather Advisory. The primary concern remains to be the accrual of ice on streets, sidewalks, trees, and power lines as most of this will fall as freezing rain. Far northwest Iowa may see some minor snow accumulations. Fortunately winds are expected to remain light at 5-10 MPH which should help lessen the chance for any power outages, however the possibility cannot be ruled out.

With freezing rain now falling across much of the state road conditions are beginning to deteriorate leading to partially ice covered conditions across much of the Des Moines metro and central into southern Iowa with some roads in western and southwest Iowa being reported as completely ice covered. Roads will continue to deteriorate overnight so if you do not need to travel please stay home.

We are continuing to monitor the storm and will post additional updates as needed.

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Dan Herrstrom is a chaser and the Director of Information Technology for the Iowa Weather Network. Dan specializes in making sure the network web interface is reliable, secure, and well-maintained. He also chases multiple events. Dan is also one of the three original founders of the network. Dan works as an Information Technology professional by trade and resides in Madrid, Iowa, northwest of Des Moines. He works at Des Moines Area Community College as a IT Specialist and also holds an Associates Degree in Network Administration from there as well. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Applied Computer Science from Morningside College in Sioux City. Dan is also a firefighter in Madrid, where he notes is partly why he got into the weather world. His two main hobbies remain as computers and weather, and he funneled this into his original website, Iowa-Skywarn.org, founded in 2004. This was one of the three websites that merged together into the Iowa Weather Network in 2012, along with IowaWX.com and iaswc.org.

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